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Bobcats of the week of Dec. 6, 2010

Brian Ellis '11
Bates senior forwardBrian Ellis(Braintree, Mass.) achieves the rare distinction of earning his second straight Bobcat of the Week honors.Ellis led the men's basketball team to a 3-0 week, with resounding wins over Thomas, Gordon and Bowdoin. The 6-foot-5 tri-captain led the Bobcats in scoring (16.3 ppg), rebounding (8.0 rpg), assists (10), steals (7), blocked shots (2) and field goal percentage (.667) on the week. In Bates' resounding 86-65 win over Bowdoin on Saturday at Alumni Gym, Ellis shot 10-of-16 from the field and scored 20 points with eight rebounds, five assists, a block and two steals.

During the week, Ellis also passed four former Bobcats on the team's all-time scoring list to assume 23rd place, with 1,102 points.

Ellis finished the week ranked third in the NESCAC in scoring (19.5 ppg), first in field goal percentage (46-66, .697), tied for eighth in rebounding (6.8 rpg), 10th in assists (3.17 apg) and tied for seventh in steals (1.50 spg).

Emily Russell '11
Although it was a loss, the Bates women's squash team's 6-3 setback at No. 3 nationally-ranked Trinity College on Sunday was a sure sign that the Bobcats are looking strong in the early going of the 2010-11 season.Senior Emily Russell(Queensbury, N.Y.) was one of three Bobcats to win her match, as she defeated Lindsay McDonough at the No. 9 position on the ladder, 3-0 (11-7, 11-3, 11-6). (Bates' other two winners against Trinity were senior Anna Hogeland at No. 7 and sophomore Liza Dorison at No. 8.)

In fact, Russell went 3-0 individually on the weekend, even though Bates fell 9-0 on Saturday to two other top-five teams in No. 2 Yale and No. 5 Penn. Russell won two exhibition matches at the 10th spot on Saturday, both by 3-0 scores, over Penn's Josy Blair (11-7, 11-2, 11-2) and Yale's Catherine Morris (11-7, 14-12, 16-14).